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DOT officials hear worries about proposed state Highway 104 roundabout

State Department of Transportation officials solicited input from the community about plans to make Highway 104 safer at the west end of… Continue reading

Gay pastor in Port Townsend defies news of United Methodist Church rule

Pastor Tony Brown plans to hang a rainbow flag on the side of Port Townsend’s Trinity United Methodist Church. “Those who have… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend seeks delay in airport construction

Officials say main breakwater at Boat Haven is higher priority

Port Townsend Warming Center ‘making a difference’

Facility offers space for when shelter is closed

Port Townsend plan seeks to encourage small-scale business

Moving away from traditional economic development encouraged

‘Glamping’ at Fort Worden may be delayed

Project could miss summer target date

Jefferson County structures in Quilcene made surplus, set for sale

Official: House, small building could be moved elsewhere

State eyes roundabout for west end of Hood Canal Bridge

The state Department of Transportation is considering installing a single-lane roundabout near the west end of the Hood Canal Bridge. Department of Transportation… Continue reading

Warming center to open in Port Townsend on Saturday

A new warming center will be opened Saturday in Port Townsend to provide a place for 20 people needing a place to… Continue reading

group of buffalo for story slugged: bison herd rescued

Mistrial called on animal cruelty charges in Jefferson County

A high-profile animal cruelty case is likely to be retried after a jury deadlocked, said the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Dennis… Continue reading

group of buffalo for story slugged: bison herd rescued

Port of Port Townsend cites vandalism for restroom lockup

The Port of Port Townsend has closed its Boat Haven restroom and shower facilities to the general public because of vandalism, port… Continue reading

Jefferson approves DCD fees for permits, services

It will cost more to obtain permits and use some services at the Jefferson County Department of Community Development beginning in April.… Continue reading

PHOTO: A working relationship at the Port of Port Townsend

Members of the Port Townsend Marine Trades Association, the staff of the Port of Port Townsend and the three port commissioners got together Wednesday for… Continue reading

Voters approve annexation, school measures

Voters in Jefferson County approved the East Jefferson Fire-Rescue annexation and two Port Townsend school levies by wide margins during Tuesday’s special… Continue reading

‘Blessed to be in this community’: Neighbors help each other dig out of snow

Recent snowstorms seemed to bring out the best of people in Jefferson County, who offered helping hands to their neighbors and colleagues. This… Continue reading

Ballot returns near 30 percent in special Jefferson election

Ballot returns are lower than average for the special election on Tuesday, according to a Jefferson County election official. Elections Coordinator Betty… Continue reading

Jefferson businesses, county offices close for storm

The business district in downtown Port Townsend was all but abandoned this afternoon, with shops closing early due to the storm. City… Continue reading